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by Sara D
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt's Top 3 songs of all time(I know it's subjective)
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: Burt's Top 3 songs of all time(I know it's subjective)

Martin Johnson wrote:What I feel to be Bacharach's best and what are my personal favourites are two different things entirely. Here's my three at the top of the former list:

A House is Not a Home
Alfie
The Look of Love


Those three would be my choice too
by Sara D
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1146
Views: 236451

Re: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)

One thing Malcolm Arnold shared with Bacharach was an extraordinary melodic gift. His theme to 'Whistle Down the Wind' still sounds unique over 50 years later and was the first film score I fell in love with.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c2wv0vdoy3U
by Sara D
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Some Lovers in London
Replies: 42
Views: 4645

Re: Some Lovers in London

With matinee performances of stage musicals you can usually confidently predict that the theatre will be packed out and the average age of the audience will rise significantly. Well, yesterday that turned out to be only half true and perhaps it was the beautiful late summer weather that kept the num...
by Sara D
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Some Lovers in London
Replies: 42
Views: 4645

Re: Some Lovers in London

I was at the opening last night of this show’s short residency at The Other Palace and found much to admire in the Bacharach/Sater songs when heard in the context of the show, not just those we’ve come to know in recent years like Every Other Hour, Just Walk Away, Hush and the title song but also th...
by Sara D
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Some Lovers in London
Replies: 42
Views: 4645

Re: Some Lovers in London

We managed to get tickets for the opening night on August the 24th, the first of only twelve performances of the show. The Other Palace is a relatively small venue so I should imagine most if not all the performances will sell-out. Here's a slowed down, jazzier version of what appears to be the show...
by Sara D
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharach on BBC re plagiarism
Replies: 1
Views: 1343

Re: Bacharach on BBC re plagiarism

The piece is expanded a great deal in the Daily Telegraph.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08 ... bacharach/
by Sara D
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Some Lovers in London
Replies: 42
Views: 4645

Re: Some Lovers in London

The cast for this show has just been confirmed:

http://www.whatsonstage.com/london-thea ... 44214.html
by Sara D
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The Cake and the Rain by Jimmy Webb (a memoir)
Replies: 34
Views: 8087

Re: The Cake and the Rain by Jimmy Webb (a memoir)

I was at a small social gathering a few weeks ago where Glen Campbell’s ‘Adios’ was one of the albums played. To the people there Jimmy Webb, or ‘Jim Webb’ as they remembered him, might have been in hibernation for the last 47 years for all that they knew of his activities. When I pointed out the fo...
by Sara D
Tue May 16, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Some Lovers in London
Replies: 42
Views: 4645

Re: Some Lovers in London

Having just booked for two BBC Proms concerts in early September featuring four blockbuster works by Prokofiev and Shostakovich, this show running about the same time might just be the perfect anti-dote. It's a shame in a way that 'Some Lovers' is slso set at the time of Christmas as was 'Promises, ...
by Sara D
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The Cake and the Rain by Jimmy Webb (a memoir)
Replies: 34
Views: 8087

Re: The Cake and the Rain by Jimmy Webb (a memoir)

Webb does seem to have a problem with the year 1965, doesn't he? Surely turning 19 in 1965 was young enough without him feeling the need to knock a couple of years off all the time. Maybe the reason they played the mediocre B-side of the Contessas single from 1965 during the interview is that Webb h...
by Sara D
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The Cake and the Rain by Jimmy Webb (a memoir)
Replies: 34
Views: 8087

Re: The Cake and the Rain by Jimmy Webb (a memoir)

I remember in the early 70s or thereabouts my elder brother, who was a big soul and R'n'B fan, playing Thelma Houston's album 'Sunshower' every day for about a month and me, not being aware of the Webb connection, making some dumb remark about how some of it reminded me of 'MacArthur Park' (well, I ...
by Sara D
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Re Sounds Of The 60s
Replies: 29
Views: 6377

Re: Re Sounds Of The 60s

I missed the show on the radio, Martin, so thanks for posting the link. I hadn't realised just how far back his radio career went. Also it was revealed that he was quite tough and not quite the cosy, avuncular man of recent reputation.
by Sara D
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The Cake and the Rain by Jimmy Webb (a memoir)
Replies: 34
Views: 8087

Re: The Cake and the Rain by Jimmy Webb (a memoir)

This memoir should be fascinating and I'm glad in a way that the story apparently ends in the early 70s because for a couple of years in the late 60s Jimmy Webb's music was every bit as beautiful and exciting as the composer who so obviously influenced him, Burt Bacharach.
by Sara D
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Re Sounds Of The 60s
Replies: 29
Views: 6377

Re: Re Sounds Of The 60s

Brian Matthew's voice was the sound of Saturday morning, and what a voice.
by Sara D
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Alfie! You didn't!
Replies: 6
Views: 2356

Re: Alfie! You didn't!

Maybe Alfie in his distressed state forgot that his sitter wasn’t female, didn’t have a double barrelled name and, the biggest oversight of all, wasn’t even a lyricist! My laugh when reading this temporarily alarmed our pet Labrador. He doesn't have a sitter, nor for that matter a walker and nor do...

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